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A Comparative Analysis of China and India: Ancient Patriarchy, Women’s Liberation, and Contemporary Gender Equity Education

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Scholars have become increasingly fascinated with cross-cultural approaches to various disciplines in order to understand the concept of globalization. However, a joint historical and comparative approach to gender equity education in China and India is adopted much less in the academic world. This article aims to fill this lacuna by looking at both countries across time and culture in order to develop a holistic perspective. It argues that both countries are optimistically targeting “greater” gender equality in education. The rate of progress in each country varies in accordance with the influences of the country’s own patriarchal system, cultural and gender beliefs, and efforts to change such beliefs. It concludes that China better performs at achieving gender equality in education than India.

Affiliations: 1: Department of History, Hong Kong Shue Yan University10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill Road, North Point, Hong Kong, S.A.R.Chinaytlee2004@yahoo.com.hk

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